Flex-fuel turbine generates power in Brazil

By | March 16, 2010
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Petrobras Brazil is generating electricity using ethanol in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. The 43.5 megawatt GE turbine, which was converted from natural gas for flex fuel use, began operating Dec. 31. Emission testing from Dec. 31 to Jan. 13 showed nitrogen oxide emissions were reduced 30 percent from natural gas. The turbine is located in a power generating park with 14 thermoelectric plants running on natural gas, 12 on oil and 15 small hydroelectric plants.